About The Craft and Material Studies Program at The University of the Arts
- The department is subdivided into five concentrations, Ceramics, Wood, Fiber, Jewelry/Metals and Glass. This year's graduating class represents four out of five of these mediums.
- Consisting of only 22 students across four concentrations, the Craft and Material Studies Department harbors a unique, tight knit community within a fairly large University.
- Craft students are passionate about working with their hands. By engaging with material and process they discover the ideas and concepts that underlie their art. Some students are interested in functional formats: pottery, blown glass, jewelry, wearables, furniture, etc. Others make work addressing other areas of contemporary art and design practice. Craft artists experience personal control of all aspects of making, from initial design to final finished piece.
- Being a part of such a unique department at a small scale presents it's own set of challenges. With your generous donation you will help the Senior Class pay for the cost of our Senior Thesis Exhibition Point.
What We Need & What You Get
- We need $3,200 to fund our Thesis show that is happening on May 2nd from 5-7pm. The show is a gallery opening in Hamilton Hall at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
- The funds will go towards our publication costs which include, printing costs for our show catalog and cards to promote the show. Our donations will also fund the food and refreshments at the public and private opening of Point.
- Please come to our show! (even if you don't donate!) There will be snacks, beer and wine for all to partake in.
- With a donation of $100 you will receive a copy of our show catalog! This book features all 22 students, their artist statement and a photo of their work.
- If we do not reach our goal, the funds will go towards lowering the price each student will contribute towards printing and food.
- By supporting our campaign you are helping launch 22 student's careers in the art world. We have a long road ahead, and this is just the beginning. We want to start it off with a bang.
- Already burdened with the expense of creating 3-5 pieces for the show, it would be unbelievable to not have extra expenses to pay for at the end of the year.
- Craft process and notoriously laborious and expensive (the first is our favorite part about it.) Most of the students in our class hold two jobs just to pay for supplies and materials. With your contribution you can lighten the financial burden of our thesis show.
Other Ways You Can Help
- If you can't contribute please share this campaign with your friends, family and co-workers!
- Please also come to our public opening on May 2nd from 5-7pm in Hamilton Hall at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We love all of your support, and want everyone to share in this glorious day!